Fall Events at Olde Mistick Village
“…And all at once, summer collapsed into Fall.” -Oscar Wilde
It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end, but with that comes the start of beautiful Fall. The autumn season means different things to different people. Some look forward to resuming a routine with children back in school, the shorter days and cooler nights, pumpkins, apple cider, and Halloween. Others enjoy watching football games and leaf-peeping. In many areas, autumn is a season of harvest. Leaves change to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red and are breathtaking to view. Olde Mistick Village has several events lined up this Fall that are fun for the whole family. Read all about them here!
Olde Mistick Village is kicking off the Fall season with its annual art show over Labor Day weekend. This art show has its own unique charm, featuring the perfect venue for leisurely walking and talking with the artists. You will find a large assortment of unique art – from glass work and pottery, to paintings and photography. The art show begins Saturday and goes through Monday so there is plenty of time to come down and check it out.
One of the most popular events at OMV is the Garlic Festival- and it’s returning this September for its 15th year! This award winning festival, dedicated to all things garlic, is September 17th and 18th in the village. To celebrate the abundant fall harvest, farmers from the region will present an amazing variety of garlic for sale. They will also be selling fresh produce, jams, preserves, syrups, honey, herbs, baked goods, and more. Throughout the day and evening, local restaurants and food establishments will serve, for purchase, delicious garlic-related foods as well as non-garlic favorites. During the festival, there will also be performances by 16 different local bands and musicians. This is truly a wonderful family event!
For the entire month of October, Olde Mistick Village will be decorated with scarecrows! Check out all the different straw men, women, and children as you stroll along the walkways. This is perfect for young children looking for some not so scary Halloween fun!
Coming October 22nd and 23rd, OMV is hosting its first annual Apple Festival! Get ready for all things Fall! The Mystic Apple Festival will celebrate all the best parts of Autumn- from delicious Fall foods, to crisp apples, to delicious Maple Syrups to pumpkins, and so much more!